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Construction sequences and certifying 3-Connectedness
Schmidt, Jens M. ;  Universität <Berlin, Freie Universität> / Fachbereich Mathematik und Informatik

Main titleConstruction sequences and certifying 3-Connectedness
AuthorSchmidt, Jens M.
InstitutionUniversität <Berlin, Freie Universität> / Fachbereich Mathematik und Informatik
No. of Pages12 S.
Series Freie Universität Berlin, Fachbereich Mathematik und Informatik : Ser. B, Informatik ; [20]09,01
Keywordsconstruction sequence, 3-connected graph, nested subdivisions, inductive characterization, 3-connectedness, certifying algorithm
Classification (DDC)005 Computer programming, programs, data
AbstractGiven two 3-connected graphs G and H, a construction sequence constructs G from H (e. g. from the K4) with three basic operations, called the Barnette-Gr├╝nbaum operations. These operations are known to be able to construct all 3-connected graphs. We extend this result by identifying every intermediate graph in the construction sequence with a subdivision in G and showing under some minor assumptions that there is still a construction sequence to G when we start from an arbitrary prescribed H-subdivision. This leads to the first algorithm that computes a construction sequence in time O(|V (G)|2). As an application, we develop a certificate for the 3-connectedness of graphs that can be easily computed and verified. Based on this, a certifying test on 3-connectedness is designed.
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FU DepartmentDepartment of Mathematics and Computer Science
Other affiliation(s)Institut für Informatik
Year of publication2009
Type of documentMaps
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